Art and Artifact Documentation
For artists, museums, galleries, collectors and auction houses.
Reproduction quality is often discussed in terms of high resolution. This is only a small part of the story. In fact when it comes to small images in catalogues, portfolios and websites this is of no importance. High resolution becomes important for large art prints. I have made massive files up to 800mb (un-interpolated) for a print 60"x 40" at 360dpi. With respect to image quality what is always important is to match colour, tone, and surface detail as closely as possible. A perfect match, however, is impossible because of technical limitations and because the output mediums of computer screens and printed paper are different to the original artwork. While a perfect match is impossible to achieve, an excellent likeness is possible.
I supply images on a cd/dvd as 16bit TIF files in Adobe RGB 1998 unless otherwise requested. If your work contains highly saturated colours then I recommend that I format your pictures in ProPhoto RGB as this has a significantly larger colour gamut than Adobe RGB. For all fine art printing work I recommend you speak with Ed Dunne or Jim Butler at inspirationalarts.ie. They can produce prints with a colour gamut significantly larger than Adobe RGB. With new printing technology it is now possible to reproduce colours that very closely match your original artwork.
I offer a scanning service for those who already have negatives or transparencies. This accommodates sizes between 35mm and 10" x 8" sheet film as well as old glass plates.
Copyright of images is granted exclusively to the client.
Please contact me for a quote, or to discuss your requirements.